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Title: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: jackstrat on January 18, 2007, 07:57:44 PM
The Aaron Shearer (Classical Guitar Method dude) has released his own classical guitar strap. It includes an eye-screw to mount the strap to the guitar neck. Are you kidding me?

http://www.aaronshearer.com/htmpages/images/guitar/eyescrew_big.jpg

JackStrat

:humour:


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: PortHueneme on January 18, 2007, 08:40:17 PM
Bet this makes playing up the neck fun.  :humour:


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: Old Geezer on January 18, 2007, 11:14:29 PM
THE dumbest thing I've seen in a while!
What's the book title? "Trash Your Guitar in One Easy Lesson"?

OG


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: tuffythepug on January 18, 2007, 11:20:08 PM
Whaaaaa ?    He could've just used a bent nail and an old piece of twine.     This has to be a joke, huh ?


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: sgarnett on January 19, 2007, 01:23:34 AM
So, who's going to the first to play a gig standing up with even a junk axe hanging from the self-adhesive tape on the bass (driver) side of the lower bout? And, there's no need to worry about the screw eye on the neck, because there's a gooey option there too!

Ugh!


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: bluesman67 on January 19, 2007, 01:40:57 PM
THE dumbest thing I've seen in a while!
What's the book title? "Trash Your Guitar in One Easy Lesson"?

OG
:humour: I hear the title of the movie is "Guitars and Eye-Hooks, an Idiots Delight", starring Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: Novalis on January 21, 2007, 07:51:15 AM
Is that for real or is somebody playing a joke on the classical guitar world?
Nobody could possibly hate their guitar THAT much, could they?


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: whiskeyjack on January 22, 2007, 12:04:32 AM
Very innovative. OK. So if he can use an eye hook in that location for his guitar strap, I can use strap locks for my screen door, right?   :rolleye:

That has got to be one of the most miss-placed application of hardware I've seen in a long time.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: drathbun on January 22, 2007, 02:04:20 AM
I love the velcro patch glued on to the lower bout. It should really increase the resale value!


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: Hoser Rob on January 22, 2007, 03:13:28 AM
Actually if you're supposed to have your thumb on the back of the neck at all times it shouldn't really affect the playing style.

And that's all I have to say about it that's good.  Ridiculous.  Fortunately their books are better.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: joxter on January 22, 2007, 04:32:03 PM
Looks like the binding is cracking.  Very attractive! NOT!


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 22, 2007, 04:53:36 PM
And that big steel buckle on the strap is just waiting to ding the guitar.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: stuco on January 23, 2007, 05:30:46 PM
 :ph34r:

That's painful to look at.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: bluesman67 on January 23, 2007, 07:32:56 PM
It's outright Loopy.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: aboss on January 24, 2007, 02:00:04 AM
...oh no! And i was just about to order one! I'm sure glad i read this post first.

Do you really think i shouldn't randomly screw metal object into my larrivees neck?

Wow! I almost blew it there! *phew*

 :humour:

...ps that strap system is sacreligious. i think i might have nightmares about it.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: sgarnett on January 24, 2007, 04:58:31 PM
In all fairness, I did see a "serious" classical guitar player with an eye screw in the neck once. I think he used a conventional steel-string strap button on the lower bout. Still, ewwwww....


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: Old Geezer on January 24, 2007, 05:47:49 PM
Maybe they should contact Esteban...... :whistling:


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: stuco on January 24, 2007, 06:31:25 PM
 :ph34r:

Or you can use the temporary setup and glue some velcro onto the guitar causing God knows what kind of problems witht the finish/coloration.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: bluesman67 on January 24, 2007, 06:51:20 PM
O.K., now that I've visited the website, I've made up my mind...I'm buying this INNOVATIVE solution for my Larrivee. :humour:

Actually, now that I've visited the website, this could officially be the craziest thing I've ever seen.  ...and the price....$40 for a 10-cent eye hook...wait a minute, I typed in haste...it also comes with a $6 guitar strap and a couple pieces of velcro.  SWEET! :nanadance

...wait one more minute.................Patent Pending!  Now that's a good one. :roll


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: gskar on January 28, 2007, 03:40:58 PM
compares to the best horror movies :thumbsup


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: bikodog on February 06, 2007, 03:29:09 AM

My favorite part:
Quote
Developed by world renowned Classic Guitar Teacher Aaron Shearer and manufacturing/design development by Thomas Kikta,

So Thomas Kikta was the one who had to run down to the hardware store?    :?


My next favorite part:

"temporary neck attachment" :   A tiny piece of velcro to hold until you have time to screw the eyebolt in?     This is the silliest thing i've ever seen,  well, except maybe for this website:  http://www.ediblegear.com/ (http://www.ediblegear.com/)





Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: whiskeyjack on February 06, 2007, 05:15:11 AM
What a hoot!!! :roll


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: canoe65 on February 06, 2007, 08:45:15 PM
When I went to the web site and saw the 'installation' photos, my eyes almost popped out !!

Oh my God !!  On another earlier post, I expressed an aversion to punching a hole in my L-03 to accomodate a soundhole pickup jack.

Now I see some character is suggesting that I put a stress hole in the neck (actually in the edge of the ebony fretboard). 

I hope I have a laughing fit .... after I get over this queezy feeling that I now have.


Title: Re: You have got to be kidding me!!!!!
Post by: aaronjnoone on February 08, 2007, 01:51:21 AM
I wouldn't put that on a cheap pellet gun.